There is no better feeling than being able to take a caravan out for day or even a weekend and just being able to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The spring and summer months are ideal for going on long journeys as many people tend to take vacation time during these months. It is always a good idea to inspect the caravan before taking it on a long journey to make sure that it is safe and reliable. However, no matter how thorough the check, something can always go wrong anyway.
One of the most common problems for people who take caravans out are those that arise because of water pumps going out. Water pumps going out can quickly cause that great feeling to dissipate; however, it does not need to be a stressful event. Buying a water pump on eBay is a great way to get the part people need and get them back on their journey or even just a great idea to order to have on hand if needed.
Shopping for Water Pumps on eBay
Finding a water pump for a caravan on eBay is a simple process. There is some information buyers should know before searching for a water pump to ensure that the right one is being ordered. Knowing what to look for and how to find it helps to alleviate some of the stress that might be involved during this process.
Information to Know About Water Pumps
Before beginning a search for a new water pump, buyers should be aware of what type of water pump is needed for the caravan, but if that information is not readily available it may require some digging to find it. There are two main types of water pumps for newer models of caravans, submersible styles and the inline booster pumps.. Older models of caravans may have different types of water pumps, some that are not even made anymore. This still should not be a worry though as a lot of parts for caravan water pumps can also be found on eBay as well.
Where to Look for Information
If the owner’s manual is available, check it to see if the type of water pump is listed and write down all of the information regarding it, such as the brand and any identifying part numbers or serial numbers. If the owner’s manual is not available, a person can try calling the store or person that they bought the caravan from and see if they have a manual for it or if the part number is known.
Knowing the make, model, and year of caravan beforehand can help speed up the process in finding this information as well. If neither one of these options are a possibility, a person may always also check the water pump itself to see if there is any identifying information on it. Often, the water pump may need to be taken off in order to find it, but if it needs to be replaced anyway, there is no harm in doing it now. If the water pump identification information is not clearly visible, refer to the manual, seller, or even the manufacturer of the caravan to obtain the information.
Searching for a Caravan Water Pump on eBay
There is more than one way to find a water pump for a caravan on eBay. One of the best ways to find one is to input keywords into the search query box that is located at the top of the eBay homepage.. For example, if a submersible type of water pump is needed, just type in "caravan submersible water pump&" and click on the search icon. Any submersible water pumps for a caravan are returned that have been tagged with those keywords.
In addition to searching by this way, a search can also be performed by selecting categories. Searching in this manner narrows the search results that are returned and can save a lot of time when browsing through the listed items. Any information obtained about the water pump is also useful when entered into the query.
Water Pump Accessories
One valuable piece of information to keep in mind before selecting a water pump is what other accessories might be needed in the replacement process. Becoming familiar with various parts that may also need changing when performing a water pump replacement ensures less time is going to be spent waiting for additional parts to show up to finish the instalment when the parts are all purchased at the same time.
A water filter is one of the necessary processes that water must travel through to ensure that it is fresh and great tasting. If it is has been a long time since the water pump has been replaced, it is probably a good idea to change the water filter as well. Over time, water filters can become clogged with dirt and other debris that keep the water from being filtered properly.
Water holding tanks also often can add a funny taste or smell to the water as well. Changing the camper and motorhome part like the water filter as often as recommended by the manufacturer can make a big difference in the quality, taste, and smell of the water that comes out of the tap.
For those people who are not familiar with the various components of water filtration systems, surge dampers may sound foreign to them and they may not even realise that this is part of the standard equipment for many water filtration systems. A surge damper is a caravan part used to control the flow of the water and make it smoother. When a water pump is running in a caravan, it is often very noisy with sounds of pulsation as well as other noises. A new surge damper can help eliminate a lot of the noise that comes from running water pumps after this part is replaced. Surge dampers also serve to protect the pressure switch located in systems that are pressurised.
The water connector does exactly what the name implies, it connects the caravan to a water source, normally one that is located outside. Water connectors are useful because they can help supply a caravan with water via the external water system plugging in and using a submersible water pump. Before choosing a water connector, it is necessary to make sure the fittings match the equipment that is already in place.
Many times before a water pump gets replaced, the water from the caravan needs to be expelled. Making sure a drain kit is on hand is helpful in the process of eliminating excess water. They are easy to use and often only require a second or two to attach. Drain kits typically are comprised of a hose, a threaded cap, and simple fittings.
How to Buy a Caravan Water Pump on eBay
Once all of the necessary information has been gathered that is necessary to ordering a water pump and any accessories, it is time to find the right water pump. After performing a precursory search for a water pump and locating the required items, it is going to be important to find the right seller as well. One of the convenient things about shopping online with eBay is how easy everything is to find. In order to find out more information about the items that are being ordered, simply click on the item and scroll to where the full listing about the item is displayed. This section gives important information regarding the condition, the payment options that the seller accepts, as well as the postage prices, if any.
Clicking on the seller’s name also provides useful information regarding the seller as well. This section shows how the seller has performed in the past with merchandise sold to other customers and the satisfaction as well as any comments about the service. It is important to take the time not only to become familiar with the merchandise that is being paid for, but to become familiar with the seller as well and chose ones that work best for the current situation.
Caravans are a fun way to get away from home while still feeling like all the comforts of home are still there. When something goes wrong, like a water pump that goes out, spirits can be dampened quickly. Becoming familiar with water pumps and knowing what key information to look for before beginning the buying process can help things go a lot smoother. Also recognising that additional accessories may be needed, such as water filters, drain kits, surge dampers, and water connectors, can help speed up the installation process.
Ordering everything at one time and knowing how to search and buy these items on eBay can help alleviate much of the frustration that can come from such an event as a water pump going out while away from home. eBay has a multitude of sellers available and becoming familiar with how a seller stacks up to the competition as well as taking into account time, price, and shipping requirements can bring a better overall experience and added value to the buying process.